Thursday, May 18, 2017
Schock's Attorneys Ask for Continuance Until Next Year
Attorneys for former Rep. Aaron Schock are asking for his fraud trial to be delayed until next year. In a filing with the court, Schock's attorneys say, “a continuation of the trial date is appropriate in this case given its complexity … failure to grant a continuance would … deny Mr. Schock the reasonable time for effective preparation.” According to the defense, federal prosecutors do not oppose the motion. A scheduling conference is expected Friday. Schock is facing a 24-count federal indictment, accused of using his public office for personal profit.